Older Workers

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This paper explores whether exposure to tight labor markets at working ages is linked to improved financial wellbeing at older ages especially for groups traditionally disadvantaged in the labor market, including people with low income, those without college degrees, and people of color.  We also examine what role the timing of exposure to tight labor…

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The U.S. workforce is aging, which has raised concerns about the implications of older workers for businesses and the economy.  However, little research has been conducted on the quantitative value of older workers in recent years.  This paper attempts to fill that gap by linking employee and employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudina…

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